Apple Cake

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Apples make a great year round dessert.  While they are often found in the fall, they are an affordable fruit all year.  Next time you need a quick comforting dessert the whole family will enjoy, try this Apple Cake Recipe.

APPLE CAKE
1   1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2  1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups chopped peeled apples

In a large bowl, beat sugar, shortening and vanilla until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon).  Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternating with milk.  (Begin and end with flour).  Stir in apples.  Pour into a greased 9×13 cake pan.  Bake at 300 for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown and it begins to pull away from the edges.

CARAMEL TOPPING
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk

In a small saucepan, combine all topping ingredients.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Pour over warm cake.

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